Native SpeciesLeech

Hirudinea (class)
FOUND by Bullfrog1
2013-09-30
Portland
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Julia, Anna and Andrew
Peer reviewed by Bullfrog3
Field Notes
Our sixth grade went on a field trip to Evergreen Cemetery pond. And we collected data and organisms from the pond so that we could study them in class. On that day it was damp and foggy. We decided to focus on the leech because it is such an interesting organism.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The species of leech we found is a reddish-orange color. It stretches and shrinks like a slinkie. It also has dark red spots and lines going down its back. It's edges are ridged and see-through. Its end has a sucker that it uses to suck the blood out of other organisms.
Photo of my evidence.
It does not have a dignified facial area but it moves around as if it's sniffing the glass in the glass dish.
Photo of my evidence.
When stretched out, the leech appears to be two inches long. But in this specific picture it is curled up so it looks around 1/2 inch.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Hirudinea (class)
Common name:
Leech
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.683575 °
Longitude: 
W -70.304716 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a pond or lake
Trip Information
Name:
Evergreen Cemetery Pond 6-1
Trip date: 
Mon, 2013-09-30 09:00
Town or city: 
Portland
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
MIDAS Code: 

Comments

Awesome sketch!! It looks like you looked really closely, and some people might not have the stomach to sit and look closely at a leech and sketch it. I'm impressed :) I recommending you for best sketch.

~sniffly